Music

Von Strantz – Rebel Heart

Von Strantz is not a newcomer to Swept, nor the music scene. The publication has had the privilege of covering them before, and now, three albums deep, the dynamic sister...


Innovation Station Music – WAMMIE Winner

For those of you who do not know what a WAMMIE is, I’m not talking about the bar one uses on a guitar. I’m talking about the music awards that...


Kacy Moon – Good Guys

Perhaps one of the more prolific pop artists I happen to review, Kacy Moon is continually pumping out peppy and pure pop that really features her uniquely clear and captivating...


Jason Masi Captures Our Hearts!

Very few things can melt away the winter blues like a really good playlist… which is why I’m especially grateful for Jason Masi’s new album, “Capture The Heart.” While I...


Kacy Moon – Cherry On Top

  Well, if you’re in the mood for a catchy tune that you are going to want to dance to…all day and night because it will almost undoubtedly be stuck...


Big News About The Littlest You Project

  Just over a year ago, during the holiday season, Swept did a cover on what was then the harrowing history of and budding beginning to the Littlest You Project. You...


Keilan Creech – Honey Waits

If you’ve been looking for the perfect album to lay down to and just disappear into the ether, then look no further. Keilan Creech’s latest album (RELEASED TODAY) ‘Honey Waits‘...


Dusty Grant – This Longing Heart

Dusty Grant has hammered out a new single that really shows true indie spirit. ‘This Longing Heart‘ is a true example of what it means to be an independent artist....


Shawna Virago – Heaven Sent Delinquent

If anyone’s looking for a change in their musical tastes, try some acoustic folk-punk, a la Shawna Virago. Her latest studio album, ‘Heaven Sent Delinquent‘ is chalk full of struggle,...


John Hickman – Hello Hello

John Hickman, having found the spark for music sometime near the beginning of the new millennium, has been plugging away at tunes to find a new way to reach the...


Gentoo – Structures

Perhaps it might be considered a bit unfair of me to review this album, given that I have little to no experience with ambient, and electronic music like that of Gentoo,...


Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts

  Wow! Thorin Loeks, come from the Yukon, knows just how to create Thirsty Hearts for his incredible music; touching Bare Bones, so deep is his musical influence on the body, mind and...


The ‘Littlest You’ Project Living Large!

After years of hard work, hardship, and heartbreak, singer, songwriter, and musical entrepreneur Scott Reid,  is shaking up the music scene in Canada and around the world with the launch of...


Embracing “No Pop” and meaningful music

As a music reviewer and pop culture expert, a phrase I hear often from people around my age is “There isn’t any good music anymore”. To which my usual reply...


Instrumental

Instrumental for Caleb By D.S. Martin Like a marionette that doesn’t dance until the puppeteer’s fingers tightly tug her strings hanging along the wall   strewn about the room stringed...


A Moment in ‘TIME’ with Electric Ego

Perhaps not quite my favourite song by musical magician Edo Peled a.k.a Eledtric Ego, but certainly my favourite in terms of production, ‘Time’ is a beautiful ballad that pulls not only...


Blackdog Ballroom Balls Out at Cherry Cola’s

Last night I popped into Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n’ Rolla Cabaret and Lounge, legendary Toronto sanctuary of sin. What was going down? Besides the luscious lady in the window dancing...


Lucky to Have Edo By My Side

                                      At it again, Edo Peled’s Electric Ego has pulled my heart...


Melodic Movement of Emotions – Movement I

Folk tunes hypnotize Some produce melancholia Others jubilance Wit and humour spread like peanut butter Pain and misery like jam Swirling together like the clouds of a starry night Muddled,...


The Wonderful Amy Wallace – Classics and Arias

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Amy Wallace is a shining light in a bleak world.     This wonderfully vivacious soprano just recently released her ‘Classics...